Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in December 2011.

 

 

ARCHIE #628

ìARCHIE MEETS KISS PART 2 – Creatures of the Nightî – A crew of uninvited monsters have invaded Riverdale, and theyíre close to taking over the town! Can the mysterious members of KISS stop them with some help from the Archie gang? What will they order at the Chokílit Shoppe? Featuring guest star Sabrina, the Teenage Witch!

Script: Alex Segura

Art & Cover by Dan Parent

Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Shipping Date: 12/14/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/28/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/3/2012

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #159

A.R.C.H.I.E. as The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in ìThe Thought Control Caper!î – P.O.P. agents A.R.C.H.I.E., V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. and R.E.G.G.I.E. take on the devious Controller of C.R.U.S.H. in this rousing spy adventure of intrigue and narrow escapes! Using mind control, The Controller lures our heroes into his clutches but will they have enough tricks up their sleeve to thwart the evildoer and bring him to justice?

The spy extravaganza continues with B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in ìFlame of Fear!î where B.E.T.T.Y. and A.R.C.H.I.E. team up against hot-headed villain The Flamethrower! After the daring duo discover the pyromaniac’s next target is Mr. Lodge’s plant, they must extinguish his scheme before they go up in flames!

Rounding out the issue is Li’l Jinx in ìBig Shot!î

Script: Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards

Art: Bob White, Bill Vigoda, Joe Edwards, Jon D’Agostino

Cover by Bob White

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #225

Archie in ìPicture Perfectî – Archie is just one stray hair away from publishing the perfect photo of Jughead for the school paper! With Dilton’s technical wizardry, they manage to spruce up the photo beyond the initial blemish but will Jughead factor in to their various improvements?

Archie in ìRemote Possibilityî – It’s Mr. Andrews’ birthday and knowing his love of movies, Archie took the liberty of upgrading his father’s TV service to include movies-on-demand! His intentions are good, however Archie’s gift may cause more stress than joy when the tech challenged Mr. Andrews gets a load of the new remote!

Script: Craig Boldman, Mike Pellowski

Art: Stan Goldberg, Bob Bolling, Bob Smith, Jim Amash

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 12/28/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/11/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/17/2012

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

BETTY & VERONICA #257

Betty and Veronica in ìTaking Care of Business!î – On the road home from Veronica’s winter lodge, a car accident leaves the girls stranded in the middle of a snowstorm with no reception and limited provisions! With Betty recovering from a concussion, Veronica takes it upon herself to ensure their survival until they can be rescued by applying her business knowhow to the wilderness. Will Ronnie’s knowledge of how to make it in the world of business be enough to withstand the harsh elements?

Script: Paul Kupperberg

Art: Jeff Schultz, Jim Amash

Cover by Jeff Schultz

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #197

Betty and Veronica in ìText Evasion!î – Mr. Lodge is determined to put a stop to Veronica and Betty’s texting addiction by taking them on vacation and banning the use of their cell phones. It would have been the perfect plan had Mr. Lodge realized there’s more than one way to text!

Betty in ìWord Wearyî chronicles Betty volunteering at the library for story time with her unique brand of story telling. As nice as it is for Betty to offer her services, you’ll see why it also saves her a trip to the gym!

Script: Angelo DeCesare, Mike Pellowski
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Bolling, Ken Selig, Jim Amash

Cover by Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 12/21/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/4/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/10/2012

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

BETTY & VERONICA: BATTLE OF THE BFFS

Betty & Veronica’s very first full-length graphic novel story is a follow-up to the successful Betty & Veronica: Storybook graphic novel collection of fun fairy-tale sendups – Best Friends Forever should continue to gain ground with girl readers in bookstores and libraries.

Betty and Veronica, the most famous BFFs in all of comics, team up for a Battle of the BFFs realisty show to prove that their friendship will survive under any hardship. Betty & Veronica: Best Friends Forever is a fun and engaging full-color story celebrating the power of friendship.

Also includes fun bonus trivia quiz pages. Full color.

Script & Art: Dan Parent

Cover by Dan Parent

Direct Market On-sale: 1/4/2012

978-1-879794-76-1

128-pages, 6 x 9î Trade Paperback

$9.99/$10.99CAN

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #220

Betty and Veronica in ìThe Dream Team!î – Best gal pals Betty and Veronica have shopping for clothes down to a science. When it comes to sales, fashion, and timing, these seasoned fashionistas are on top of their game with their stellar teamwork! But what could possibly spilt up the dream team?

Script: George Gladir

Art: Dan Parent

Cover by Dan DeCarlo

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16

ìArchie Marries Veronicaî – Kevin returns from battle a war hero and the whole gang have assembled to watch him tie the knot! However it’s not wedded bliss for all in attendance as the sting of separation from Veronica continues to pain Archie. Working class couple Reggie and Betty field an offer to star in a reality program showcasing their entrepreneurial nature while Dilton hatches a scheme with Mr. Lodge!

ìArchie Marries Bettyî – Kevin’s wedding is upon us and you’re on the guest list! But how exactly did Kevin meet his significant other? Discover how right in these pages… Meanwhile Archie juggles teaching responsibilities with his marriage to Betty. Don’t miss out on the wedding event of the year that everyone’s talking about!

Script: Paul Kupperberg

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith

Cover by Norm Breyfogle

Shipping Date: 12/21/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/4/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/10/2012

64-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

LITTLE ARCHIE & THE POWER PETS

As Archie and the gang enter their pets in the Power Pet Pageant, how will they fare against some stiff competition, including Sabrina’s cat Salem? And if you ever wondered what animals thought, thanks to some of Salem’s magic tricks, you’ll find out! Featuring pop sensation Justin Beaver!

This Little Archie collection is Archie’s first full-color $4.99 value-priced digest-sized paperback. This delightfully exuberant spoof of kids’ pop idols has been well-reviewed as an exciting and funny new adventure where the world’s coolest pets become the unlikeliest musical stars, including Lady Arf Arf and the Jonas Barkers! Also feature bonus behind-the-scenes features and comic stories!

Script: Angelo DeCesare

Art: Fernando Ruiz

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Direct Market On-sale: 12/28/2011

978-1-879794-77-1

80-pages, 5 x 7î Trade Paperback

$4.99/$5.99CAN

MEGA MAN #9

ìDr. Wily Returnsî Part One: With the villainous Dr. Wily gone and no Robot Masters for him to steal, the world seems safe! Mega Man prepares to return to the quiet life of Rock the Helper Robot ñ until the lightning-fast Quick Man attacks Light Labs! Dr. Wily is back, and this time heís brought his own Robot Masters in his new bid to conquer the world!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman, Matt Herms

Cover by Patrick ìSpazî Spaziante

Sketch Variant Cover by Ben Bates

Shipping Date: 12/28/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/11/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/17/2012

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

SONIC ARCHIVES VOL.17

Sonic Archives, Archie Comics’ most successful graphic novel series ever, is back! Join Sonic and Tails as they travel the world and hunt for the evil wizard Ixis Naugus! As the epic confrontation escalates, Sonic gets more than he bargain for, discovering the original creator of the power rings – Nate Morgan! As an added bonus, this volume also includes the black-and-white noir parody ìSonic Spin Cityî from Sonic Super Special #15! Blast into the past at Sonic speed with this all-new volume!

Script & Art: Various

Cover by Patrick ìSpazî Spaziante

Direct Market On-sale: 1/18/2012

978-1-879794-90-0

112-pages, 5 x 7î Trade Paperback

$7.99/$8.99CAN

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #232

ìDark Tidingsî: In the fallout of the Death Egg IIís assault, Sonic and Knuckles compare notes. Sally has fallen, Ixis Naugus is king, and more! Answers to old question and new surprises abound in an issue primed for new and old fans alike! Then, in ìFrom the Shadows,î a defiant Elias seeks out his last hope. Who is Harvey Who? And what does he have planned?

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms

Cover by Ben Bates

Shipping Date: 12/14/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/28/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/3/2012

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #35

ìBabylonî Part Three: The Babylon Rogues and the Battle Bird Armada ñ united?! And why is this fowl allegiance moving in to attack New Mobotropolis when theyíre really searching for the fabled Babylon Garden? The skies erupt in battle as Sonic and Jet finally have their rematch! The surprises keep coming right through to the shocking final assault!

Script: Tracy Yardley!

Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix and Stephen Downer

Cover by Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #13

Jughead in ìBot Feverî – Another rousing season of robotic basketball is underway with Riverdale facing last year’s rival Tech High! Coming off an embarrassing defeat, Jughead, Dilton, and self-proclaimed brainy dweeb Roz, need a secret weapon in order to get their robots to perform to peak performance in the championship game rematch and win the title!

After that, Reggie asks the new girl out but her mixed signals throw the would-be suave suitor for a loop in ìDate Debateî!

Script: George Gladir, Fernando Ruiz

Art: Stan Goldberg, Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jon D’Agostino

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 12/14/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/28/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/3/2012

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

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